Gibson Firebird III Sunburst 1966

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar in Sunburst with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.

Gibson Firebird III Sunburst 1966

  • $3,495.00

Description & Specs


Finish: Original finish on neck, fully over-spray on body.

Body Material: Mahogany Body

Body Details: mahogany solid body

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Neck Profile: Medium "C"

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .82" 12th-. 94"

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00

Nut Width: 1-9/16"

Scale Length: 24-3/4"

Neck Details: One piece mahogany neck with unbound Brazilian rosewood board.

Electronics: The guitar originally had three p90s and a three way slide switch. It now has a Gibson Patent number sticker neck pickup and patent number embossed bridge pickup. The switch and wiring harness have been completely replaced. The guitar has two volumes, two tones and a three way selector switch.

Pickup Measurements: neck 5.8k ohms bridge 11.4k ohms

Hardware: The tuners, nut, strap buttons, bridge and trem are original. The pick guard, switch and knobs have all been replaced.

Weight: 7 lbs 1.1 oz

Modifications / Repairs: The body has been fully over-sprayed. There are two filled holes on top of the control cavity. These fills are under the over-spray. The guitar has been fully rewired. The pick guard, switch and knobs have all been replaced. Two mini humbuckers have been installed.

Case Details: Hard shell case.

Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has heavy play wear. The body has scuffs and dents throughout, particularly on the lower bout and around the edges. The neck has considerable finish checking and wear. The metal hardware is tarnished with age.

Serial Number: 509692

Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are wide with medium height and minimal play wear. The serial number dates to 1966.